Case Study - Medium Wind

Cortes Gardens

Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

In 2013, Green Cat Renewables Limited (GCR) started work on the planning for this single turbine project.

This is a very constrained site and was only possible by agreeing that normal noise limits at the clients own home could go beyond standard limits even for a financially interested property. This involved putting in place legal documents to ensure the turbine always stayed in the same ownership as the affected house. These agreements caused some unique challenges to the funding of the project as did clients requirement to minimise equity.

Working with the developer and the bank Close Brothers, GCR managed to help negotiate the finance for the project and structure finance terms that allowed the project to proceed.

This project came in on time and budget. The project has been successfully operating since September 2015.

Key Data
  • Client: Cortes Gardens Ltd.
  • 0.5MW project commissioned in September 2015
  • 1 x Enercon E44 0.5MW wind turbines
  • New on-site substation connects to existing DNO 11kv network via ~2km of buried line delivered by an ICP
  • GCR undertook detailed site investigation
  • GCR managed the turbine, BoP and ICP works during design and construction